After-school Hennepin County Library program succeeds and expands

After-school Hennepin County Library program succeeds and expands

The free tutoring has helped thousands of students since the program started in 1992.
West Metro
9:34am

92-year-old wrong-way driver dies in head-on crash in northwest metro

The collision occurred late Sunday morning in Elk River.
West Metro
8:28am

Edina police foil package-stealing Grinch thanks to GPS in a box

Once the package started moving, police moved in and made the arrest.
West Metro
December 16

West metro police blotter, Dec. 17

CHANHASSENNOV. 24Drugs. A 19-year-old Excelsior woman was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and underage possession of alcohol at Dogwood and Elm Tree avenues.EDINANOV. 17Drunken…
West Metro
December 16

Committee recommends 'modern' streetcar line for West 7th Street

Project will span 11.7 miles connecting downtown St. Paul to MSP Airport, MOA.
West Metro
December 16

Minnesota history: Koryne Horbal's path to feminist powerhouse

As an Anoka High School senior in 1955, Koryne Kaneski dated the class president and quarterback of the football team. She hoped it might enhance…
Home & Garden
December 16

Edina gardener inherits a prairie restoration and learns to love native plants

After inheriting a prairie restoration in suburbia, an Edina gardener became a convert to native plants.
South Metro
December 16

Carver County to convert former hospice to mental health crisis center

Mental health advocates say the residential facility will encourage those struggling to seek help sooner.
West Metro
December 15

5th annual "Clouds' Choir for a Cause at Mall of America

School choirs, churches choirs, groups and families sang and raised funds for the KS95 for Kids Radiothon, an annual fundraiser benefitting Children's Cancer Research Fund and Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, during the 5th annual "Clouds' Choir for a Cause performance Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at the Mall of America
West Metro
December 15

West metro news briefs: Hennepin County Board awards $1.9 million in youth sports grants

The Hennepin County Board awarded $1.9 million in youth sports grants last week, bringing to nearly $22 million the total funding given through the program…
West Metro
December 15

Wayzata student becomes one of nation's few chess grandmasters

A Wayzata High School student is the first homegrown Minnesota player to earn the game's top title.
West Metro
December 15

Metro counties give final approval to 2018 budgets

Final Hennepin tax levy lower than initial September projection.
Variety
December 15

Full-scale Hogwarts comes to life for Harry Potter fans in Minnetonka

You can tour the ultimate Harry Potter experience created by a Minnetonka business owner for her daughter's college graduation.
West Metro
December 14

Nostalgic for Dayton's annual holiday show? Drive by a piece of it in Plymouth

Magician Matt Dunn of Plymouth has re-created scenes from the 1989 "Cinderella" show in his front yard.
West Metro
December 14

New Hope approves plan, hires builder for new city hall, police station

Address: 4401 Xylon Av. N., New Hope Type: Municipal Size: 66,000 square feet Cost: $19.4 million Developer: City of New Hope Architect: Wold Architects Details:…
West Metro
December 13

A Chanukah Bash at Chabad Lubavitch Rabbi Yossi Bendet's

A Chanukah Bash was held at the home of Chabad Lubavitch Rabbi Yossi and Mushky Bendet in Bloomington on the second night of Chanukah Wednesday, December 13, 2017. The party included a menorah lighting, children's crafts, latkes, doughnuts, chocolate gelt and a buffet dinner.
Eat & Drink
December 13

Four Bruegger's Bagels locations close in Twin Cities

Four Bruegger’s Bagels locations in the Twin Cities have closed as part of a larger scale-down of the casual fast-food chain, the company said Wednesday.…
West Metro
December 13

Water main break could spawn traffic delays on Old Shakopee Road in Bloomington

The City of Bloomington is telling drivers to expect delays, especially during busy commuting hours, as utility crews work to fix a broken water main.
West Metro
December 13
Best Buy in Richfield

Doran will build housing at site of former Best Buy Southdale store

The 185-unit complex, with a development-construction price tag of $48 million, will include nine "affordable" units.
West Metro
December 12

Hennepin County Sheriff's Office will continue to manage its crime lab

Commissioner Marion Greene withdrew her proposal to have the lab report to county administrators rather than the Sheriff's Office.
West Metro
December 12

Charges: Drunk driver lied to police after fatally hitting woman on Plymouth sidewalk

Charges say she blamed a tire problem for losing control, killing woman.